Gear secured - now we just need a poke in the right direction.
Well, there's only two people in town, so you may as well ask both of them.
The Knight said he didn't meet any explorers near red lakes, but that they must have come through here.
The dwarf would only tell us about the scholar in exchange for 'something nice'.
Something nice. What would a dwarf be interested in?
Don't go there - the solution is nothing to do with height.
He's quite defensive of one of the things in his home. Try clicking around to see what it is, or see the quickhint if you're struggling.
Beard dye near the window is, apparently, his prized possession.
If the beard dye had an unfortunate accident, he'd be in need of some more of the stuff.
Do you remember Geron's special ability?
Use Geron's smashing ability on the beard dye, then left-click to get a closer... smell.
Our new objective is to recreate the beard dye.
1 - Something to match its colour. 2 - Something to mash it up. 3 - Something to mash it up in. 4 - A container for the concoction.
Geron's nose tells him that the dye 'smells like juniper berries', and our eyes tell us that it's noticeably blue.
See if you can find some blue berries in the town's own greenery.
Look to the bush in the western tower; 'oneberries' are apparently quite blue.
Naturally, Geron's arms are too short to reach them.
You aren't looking for something to extend your reach this time.
A little help from your friends.
Preferably ones that don't have much difficulty reaching high places.
Ask the raven sitting atop the wagon for help, then grab the berries from the table.
Medieval-style - with a makeshift mortar and pestle!
Something wooden and expendable.
You're best looking around the wagon where we've already found some useful-yet-bizarre things.
Something metal and concave.
You'll find it in the same place as the pestle.
Inside the wagon, grab the drumstick from the shelf beneath the bed.
Be sure to grab the lid from the floor on the left, too.
Something convincing; this is supposed to be a 'nice' bottle of beard-oil, after all.
We don't know anyone with 'exaggerated' facial hair, but were technically sharing a living space with them.
Still inside of the wagon, you'll find a fancy tin bottle on the bed.
The implication that this belonged to the carny's late husband is heartbreaking - and great subtle storytelling!
Put it all together - berries in the lid, mashed up with the drumstick, then poured into the bottle.
Hopefully the dwarf will be fooled when you hand it over.
When you've squeezed all the information out of the dwarf, it's time to get back on the road.
Click on the horse in the path to get a move on.